Italy facts italy is known as the italian republic and is the furthest most tip in southern europe known for its 'boot shape', it is bordered by switzerland, france, slovenia and austria. Italy bursted with artistic talents during the years called the renaissance, 1400-1500s these were the years of leonardo da vinci, michelangelo and raphael, great painters, sculptors and inventors who changed art forever. Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula that juts out of southern europe into the adriatic sea, tyrrhenian sea, mediterranean sea, and other waters its location has played an important role in its history the sea surrounds italy, and mountains crisscross the interior, dividing it into regions. Area codes -- the country code for italy is 39 city codes (for example, milan's is 02, venice's is 041) are incorporated into the numbers themselvestherefore, you must dial the entire number, including the initial zero, when calling from anywhere outside or inside italy and even within the same town. The name italy comes from the word italia, meaning calf land, perhaps because the bull was a symbol of the southern italian tribes  italy is approximately 116,400 square miles (including sicily and sardinia), which is slightly larger than arizona.
Italy's mount etna glows as lava pours down its flanks credit: boris behncke mount etna is the largest active volcano in europe and one of the world's most frequently erupting volcanoes it is. The tower of pisa is located next to the cathedral of pisa, in piazza dei miracoli (square of miracles) in the city of pisa, italy click here to find hotels in the city center of pisa, near leaning tower of pisa. The renaissance is a period from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the middle ages and modern history it started as a cultural movement in italy in the late medieval period and later spread to the rest of europe. In the early morning of april 6, 2009 a 20 seconds lasting earthquake with magnitude 6,9 (followed later by weaker aftershocks) occurred near the city of l´aquila (abruzzo, italy) more than 45.
Rome facts and figures, traveller's facts about rome, population, area, weather and climate, health care, viza, embassies in rome, italy. Benito amilcare andrea mussolini was born on 29 july 1883 in predappio in northern central italy his father was a blacksmith employment prospects in the area were poor so in 1902 mussolini moved. The airport of genoa, italy, limits liquids on a plane to about 3 ounces but they've made an exception for pesto sauce , which is a genoa specialty there's a specially designated pesto scanner. Vatican city facts: the popes the pope is an elected non-hereditary monarch and has complete judicial, executive and legislative control over the vatican state - which means he is at present the only absolute monarch in europe.
Earthquake facts check out our interesting earthquake facts for kids find a range of information that will teach you what causes earthquakes as well as some examples of notable earthquakes that have shaken countries around the world in recent times. Things not to miss in italy from the stunning amalfi coast to the artworks of the vatican, here are the top things not to miss in italy explore more of italy with the rough guide to italy. Facts about italy, italian language and culture suitable for projects on italy accompanying worksheets. The highest mountain in france is the mont blanc, that is 4,810 m/15780 ft high and stands at the border between france and italy mainland france is divided into 27 regions and these into 101 departments.
Country fact sheet as we learn about places throughout the world i like my kids to keep a little country fact sheet for each place that detail what we find out it's a place to record the information they are reading from our country studies all on one page. Fact file is a website about facts of the world we talk about world facts, people facts, places facts, animal facts, history facts, event facts and other. The 2009 l'aquila earthquake occurred in the region of abruzzo, in central italythe main shock occurred at 03:32 cest (01:32 utc) on 6 april 2009, and was rated 58 or 59 on the richter magnitude scale and 63 on the moment magnitude scale its epicentre was near l'aquila, the capital of abruzzo, which together with surrounding villages suffered most damage.
The mountains of italy welcome to our pages about the italian mountains firstly, before you read on, it's important you understand we are in no way suggesting that we are a mountain venue. Provides an overview of italy, including key events and facts about this european country provides an overview of italy, including key events and facts about this european country. Mount vesuvius, a volcano near the bay of naples in italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times in fact, scholars say that the mountain is hundreds of. This website and its content is subject to our terms and conditions tes global ltd is registered in england (company no 02017289) with its registered office at 26 red lion square london wc1r 4hq.
L'aquila earthquake of 2009, severe earthquake that occurred on april 6, 2009, near the city of l'aquila in the abruzzi region of central italy the magnitude-63 tremor struck at 3:32 am local time, extensively damaging the 13th-century city of l'aquila, located only about 60 miles (100 km) northeast of rome. A guide to egypt's politics, economy and history in key facts, figures and dates located between africa and the middle east, egypt is a transcontinental country covering an area of more than one. H ow severe was the earthquake the powerful earthquake ripped through central italy on wednesday, killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless the 62 magnitude earthquake has killed at. Financial information: major hotels and restaurants accept credit cards you will want to have cash if you eat at some smaller restaurants and for taxis traveler's checks are not accepted in most places.
Area - at 25,711 square kilometers (9,927 square miles), sicily is the largest island in the mediterranean and the largest of italy's twenty political regions, slightly larger than piedmont for comparison, wales is 20,780 square kilometers and massachusetts is 27,340, while albania is 28,750. 8) venice has over 450 palaces (palazzi) and important buildings built in a mixture of styles, gothic, byzantine, baroque etc.